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Comment WTF is up with the graphics drivers issues?? (Score 1) 205

I'm running a laptop with a sandybridge i5 and an optimus setup and both video card drivers load and then before the login screen appears they error out and give error code 39. I have a machine at work that is doing the same thing and it has an nforce chipset with a nvidia 8xxx series chip. The current solution is the #1) never reboot, and #2) when windows forces you to reboot, simply reboot and uninstall the drivers after windows loads without deleting the drivers. The rescan the hardware from the device manager and they just reinstall and work like nothing ever went wrong. Both of these machines were upgraded from Windows 7, but I don't think it makes a difference. I've tried the beta intel drivers for windows 10, the beta nvidia drivers for windows 10, the stock windows drivers, the windows 8 drivers. All do the same thing. Sometimes when I reboot, they magically don't dump after almost giving the login screen. This is the only real problem I have had left now. I managed to clean up the mess that the widows 7 installations were in. Both machines now pass SFC. I had to rebuild the hives. I'm really reluctant to toast my installations and start fresh as I have a lot of things installed and such that would be a major pain to set back up again. Also to go through all that and have potentially the same exact problem wouldn't be exactly cool. This doesn't seem to be as widespread so I'm really puzzled what's going on with my machines. Anyone have problems with this?

Comment Re:Doesn't really matter if they do patch it (Score 4, Informative) 629

As an unhappy lollipop user on a 2013 nexus 7 all I can say is don't bother. My free ram has dropped from 1gb to 400mb. I can't even keep two tabs of chrome in ram now. I'm seriously considering downgrading unless google gets this release right. Furthermore we are up to version 5 of android and there is still no way to push security updates? That's a pretty serious fail IMO. Google might want to rethink that strategy before it seriously burns them in the long run.

Comment Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (Score 1) 154

Because doesn't fracking fracture the strata and thus make the ground more unstable? Correct me if I'm wrong here. I don't know the magnitude, but it doesn't sound like a good thing to do overall. The whole thing is a bad idea period. How about just ending our addiction to oil? Nope. Can't do that while there is ground to rape and destroy so some cartel can stay in power for a few more years.

Comment Re:Backup? (Score 2) 396

This is a good idea, but not a solution. Often you have no idea that the file is bad until after the fact, in this case years later. I've had mp3 collections get glitches here and there after a few copies from various drives. If you have no idea the data is bad in the first place, your backup of the data isn't going to be any better. I would say that all of my photography I've collected over the years has stayed readable somehow. I do check in lightroom every once in a while, but I wouldn't be shocked to find a random unreadable file. Not good really, but there's probably not much I can do other than make sure that my files are verifiable.

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